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Old 03-31-2015, 07:01 AM
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Last soaring season I got two small scratches on the left side of the nose of my two place glider.

Out here in the west, soaring on the Sierra Nevada mountain range, we routinely get to 17,900'.

Even in the summer when it is over 100 degrees on the valley floor it can be below freezing temperature at that altitude.

Because the plexiglass canopy of this model sailplane is so large it has a huge coeffienct of expansion and contraction.

The canopy contracts enough in the cold to cause the leading edge of the canopy to be about 3/32 higher than the nose of the fuselage when it is cold.

I decided that since I had to repair the scratches and because it is so difficult to get the white paint to match, I would build up the nose on the fuselage to account for this raised leading edge of the canopy in cold conditions.

I also decided to add a little flair by using Rhodium Metallic paint which is normally used on Porsche cars.

I had to stop my current RC project while doing this. It took a few weekends. I love that paint color.
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Old 04-02-2015, 01:03 PM
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Default Final project post

The after and before photos.

I guess this is a dead forum?
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Old 07-19-2015, 04:42 PM
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Now i'm only 13, but i certainly consider myself a pilot,(50 logged hours proves it ) even though i don't have my license... YET!


Future Pilot - Ethan.H
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Old 07-20-2015, 06:25 PM
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Now i'm only 13, but i certainly consider myself a pilot,(50 logged hours proves it ) even though i don't have my license... YET!


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Ethan....starting early is the best...time is limited....so much to do and so much to see!

Fly everything you can including the models. It is all wonderful!

Study hard, make good grades, you can make flying your work or you can keep it a most wonderful hobby and tool.

Just keep all options open!
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:00 AM
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Me, too. Turned 85 today but in my youth I soloed in an Aeronca, then flew it a lot. Cessna 170 once, PT 17 once. What a blast! Wish I were young again!
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A different way to fly....I was a crew chief on T-39 Saberliners 80 and 81 while in the Marine Corps, then was a flying mechanic on a 727 in the civilian world.
now I just help fix them
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Old 01-22-2017, 10:14 PM
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Here I am in close to what I like to fly the most, What I actually like to fly the most is fighters !!
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Old 02-19-2017, 01:10 PM
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Here are a few videos I've made over the last few years. Sorry about the music...the Mustang is gawd awful from the inside. Been really fortunate over the years.

Jim

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEKlCJgzqcM&t=101s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1PHl5NTyi4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCkPq04nIcI&t=56s
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Old 03-03-2017, 12:05 PM
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How many C model p-51s are left now?
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Old 03-03-2017, 01:26 PM
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Of the Razorback Mustangs (A,B & C) appx. 7 or 8 flying with several more waiting to be restored or rebuilt pending your point of view.
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Old 03-03-2017, 02:05 PM
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Here is a list of P-51Cs that I've compiled over the years. By noseart...

Flying
Princess Elizabeth (Dan Friedken)
Betty Jane (Collings Foundation)
Old Crow (although I believe it's registered as a B) (Jack Roush)
Ina the Macon Bell (Kermit Weeks)
By Request (CAF)
Impatient Virgin (John Sessions)
Boise Bee (Warhawk Air Museum)
Berlin Express (Max Chapman)

Static
Excalibur (NASM)

Restoration
Un-named 352nd FG project (Brent Hisey)
Lopes Hope (Texas Flying Legends)

Im having a bit of a brain freeze...I know Tri-State Aviation built enough infrastructure parts to build 12 A/C models...but Jerry Beck was tragically lost in his A model. That project stalled with Jerrys loss. There are 2 A-36s flying, 1 A model, and 2 A models under restoration.
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